New York City 2009

Workshop at Walk21 conference
in New York, 6 October 2009

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The 2009 workshop focused on performance indicators to assess walking and public spaces. Building on the wealth of the experiences by the workshop participants and on the already existing indicators from areas such as health, environment, safety and planning, we  assembled and selected those indicators most relevant and important. The result of the workshop is the Walk21 Assessment Model and a list of indicators and dimensions which were agreed should be measured. The workshop was attended by 70 people from 20 different countries representing all continents and a diversity of professional backgrounds. This means that the list is broadly based in the walking world and carries considerable legitimacy.

Five input presentations provided an overview and insight into indicator sets already used in different contexts.


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Daniel Sauter, Urban Mobility Research, Zurich, Switzerland: Performance indicators and methods – what are the issues to be dealt with

Camilla Richter-Friis van Deurs, Gehl Architects and Centre for Public Space Research at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen: Key quality indicators

Sharon Roerty, National Center for Bicycling and Walking (see also the Walkable Community Bingo: questionnaire & results): Walk Friendly Communities in the US

Pernille Nørby, Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen: Urban life account in the city of Copenhagen

Norbert Braendle, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria: Automatic classification, counting and modelling of non-motorised traffic